CYCLONE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY WESTERN RAILWAY FOR THE SAFETY & SECURITY OF PASSENGERS
Western Railway has taken adequate precautionary measures to deal with the challenge of the ‘Nilofar’ storm. As per meteorological forecasts cyclone ‘Nilofar’ is expected to hit Kutch district in the afternoon of 1stNovember, 2014. Though the maximum impact is likely to be around Naliya near Bhuj, where there is no train service, WR is taking sufficient precautions in Bhuj and Gandhidham areas also.
Following arrangements have been planned by WR to take care of the effect of the cyclone :
·Round the clock Disaster Management Centre has been set up.
·All officers & staff have been mobilized and put on alert.
·Adequate arrangement is made to ensure communication to the extent possible through satellite phones and walkie talkies.
·Adequate provision of drinking water, lighting, communication, food, medical facilities and security arrangements are made.
·Diesel Generator sets will be provided for power supply with adequate stock of diesel.
·For the safety of passengers, it has been planned to regulate trains if required by cancelling/short terminating Passenger, Mail/Express trains at suitable locations. Details will be communicated as and when required.
·ARMEs/Accident Relief Trains have been kept in readiness.
·Liasoning with District Authorities, NDRF will be done on a regular basis.
·Rescue & Relief material shall be unloaded at suitable locations.
·Do’s & Don’ts for railway staff & families in railway colonies will be publicised.
·Patrolmen will be deputed at vulnerable locations.
·Tree trimming will be carried out.
CHANGE IN TIMINGS OF 16337 OKHA-ERNAKULAM EXPRESS w.e.f 01st November, 2014
New regular time table will be implemented on Konkan Railway w.e.f 01st November, 2014. Train No 16337/16338 Okha-Ernakulam express will run as per new regular timings from 01stNovember, 2014 as a result, this train will arrive/depart a few minutes earlier than its existing time at Khambhaliya, Valsad & Boisarstations over Western Railway.
Changed Timings of 16337 Okha- Ernakulam express w.e.f 01/11/2014
STATION NAME |
16337 Okha- Ernakulam Express
Detailed timings may be available at Station Master Office and 139 Railway enquiry.
All the passengers who have booked their tickets by train no 16337 Okha- Ernakulam express for travel on and from 01stNovember, 2014 are requested to check the new timings of this train on 139 or Western Railway Website before boarding the train.
ONE TRIP OF PREMIUM SUPERFAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN AHMEDABAD AND SECUNDERABAD via VADODARA and SURAT ON 02/11/2014
To facilitate passengers during the festive season, Railway will run one trip of Premium Superfast Special Train No. 07017/07018 between Ahmedabad and Secunderabad via Vadodara & Surat
Train No. 07017 Ahmedabad-Secunderabad Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Ahmedabad at 17.15 hrs on 02nd November, 2014 (Sunday) and reach Secunderabad at 14.45 hrs the next day. This train will reach Vadodara station at 19.00 hrs and Surat at 20.55hrs the same day.
Similarly, Train No. 07018 Secunderabad - Ahmedabad Premium Superfast Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 07.30 hrs on 01st November, 2014 (Saturday) and reach Ahmedabad at 04.15 hrs the next day. This train will reach Surat & Vadodara stations on 02nd November, 2014 at 00.55 hrs & 03.05hrs respectively.
The train will halt at Vadodara, Surat, Kalyan and Pune stations in both directions.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second Sleeper class and Pantry car.
The booking of train no. 07017 Ahmedabad- Secunderabad Premium Superfast Special will open from 26th October, 2014 through Internetonly.
MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPLEX TO BE DEVELOPED AT VASAI ROAD RAILWAY STATION
Western Railway extended 7 Puja / Winter Special trains
WR Recovers Rs. 6.44 cr from 1.7 lakh cases of Ticketless traveling during September, 2014
In its endeavor to provide better services to its bonafide rail users and also to check ticketless travel and other such irregularities, Western Railway conducted regular checks during September,2014 where in 1.7 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected resulting into a recovery of Rs. 6.44 crore, which is 27.67 % more than the corresponding period of last year.
During the month, 150 cases of illegal transfer of reserved tickets were detected and an amount of Rs.1,40,295/- was realized. 1545 beggars and unauthorized hawkers were apprehended, evicted, fined and 112 persons were sent to jail. During September, 2014, 200 checks were conducted against touts and other anti-social elements. As a result, 195 persons were apprehended and prosecuted and fined under various sections of Railways Act.
WR urges all rail users to buy proper railway ticket and travel with dignity.
DYNAMIC PRICING ON 50% TATKAL QUOTA
It has been decided by Ministry of Railways, that 50% of the existing tatkal quota shall be sold under dynamic fare scheme. After booking of the 50% of the tatkal quota under Tatkal scheme, the subsequent 50% of the tatkal quota, defined as premium tatkal quota shall be sold on dynamic pricing. This scheme shall be operational for the trains departing from originating stations on 3rdOctober, 2014 on the following Western Railway trains:-
·12951Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express
·12953Mumbai-Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express
·12957Ahmedabad- New Delhi Swarna Jyanti Rajdhani Express
·12925 Bandra (T)- Amritsar Paschim Express
·12903 Mumbai Central-Amritsar Golden Temple Mail
·12480 Bandra (T)-Jodhpur Suryanagri Express
·12490 Dadar-Bikaner Express
Holiday Special trains between Surat & Ajmer and Premium train between Nizamuddin & Madgaon
To clear extra rush during festival season, Railways have decided to run a holiday Express Weekly Special train between Ajmer and Surat & premium Superfast Express special train between Nizamuddin & Madgaon .
·09604/03 Surat – Ajmer Holiday Express Weekly Special Train(12 trips)
Train No. 09604 Surat-Ajmer Holiday Express Weekly Special Train will depart from Surat at 22.10 hrs on every Wednesday and reach Ajmer at 15.10 hrs on next day. This train will run from 08th October, 2014 to 12th November, 2014.
Similarly, Train No. 09603 Ajmer-Surat Holiday Express Weekly Special Train will depart from Ajmer at 05.30 hrs on every Wednesday and reach Surat at 20.55 hrs on same day . This train will run from 08th October, 2014 to 12th November, 2014.
The train will halt at Bharuch, Vadodara, Godhra, Dahod, Ratlam, Mandsore, Neemach, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Bijainagar and Nasirabad stations in both directions.
The train will have First AC, AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Second class sleeper Coaches and Second Class General Coaches..
The booking of train no. 09604 will be open from 03rdOctober,2014.
·04430/04429 Nizamuddin - Madgaon Premium Super Fast Express Special Train ( 16 trips )
Train No. 04430 Nizamuddin – Madgaon Premium Super Fast Express Special Train will depart from Nizamuddin at 21.35 hrs on every Wednesday and reach Madgaon at 06:00 hrs on Friday. This train will run from 08th October, 2014 to 26th November, 2014.
Similarly, Train No. 04429 Madgaon - Nizamuddin Premium Super Fast Express Special will depart from Madgaon at 20.00 hrs on every Sunday and reach Nizamuddin at 04.55 hrs on Tuesday . This train will run from 12thOctober, 2014 to 30th November, 2014.
The train will halt at Kota, Vadodara, Vasai Road, Ratnagiri and Karmali stations in both directions.
The train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier & Second class sleeper Coaches.
WR INTRODUCES NEW WEEKLY EXPRESS BETWEEN BANDRA(T) AND BHAVNAGAR
Ministry of Railways has introduced a new train between Bandra (T) and Bhavnagar w.e.f19/10 /2014.
From 20th October 2014, Train No. 19203 Bandra (T)- Bhavnagar Weekly Express train will depart from Bandra (T) at 13.15 hrs on every Monday and reach Bhavnagar(T) at 06.00 hrs the next day.
Similarly, from 19th Oct 2014, Train No 19204 Bhavnagar – Bandra (T) Weekly Express train will depart from Bhavnagar (T) at 17.30 hrs on every Sunday and arrive Bandra (T) at 07.35 hrs the next day.
The train will halt at Borivali, Dahanu Rd, Vapi, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Joravarnagar, Botad Jn, Dhola Jn., Songadh and Sihor Jn. in both directions.
The train will have AC III Tier, Second Class Sleeper & Second Class General Coaches.
Booking for Trains 19203 & 19204 opens on 30th September 2014.
WR INTRODUCES NEW GANDHIDHAM-PURI WEEKLY EXPRESS
FESTIVAL BI-WEEKLY ACSPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN UDHANA AND PUNE VIA VASAI ROAD
STOPPAGE TO AVANTIKA EXPRESS AT UDVADA STATION
To facilitate members of Parsi Community to undertake pilgrimage at fire temple (Atash Behram), Western Railway has decided to provide stoppage of 2 minutes only to 12961/12962 Avantika Express at Udvada station on 8/11/2014 and 9/11/2014.
special train between Bandra Tr and Gorakhpur
WR TO RUN (WEEKLY) SUPER FAST SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN
BANDRA TERMINUS AND GORAKHPUR
To facilitate passengers and to clear extra rush, Western Railway will run a ‘weekly’ Super fast special Train between Bandra Terminus and Gorakhpur from 5th October, 2014 to 11th November, 2014.
Train No 02534 Bandra (T) – Gorakhpur( weekly) Super fast special Train will leave from Bandra Terminus at 04.45 hrs on every Tuesday from 7thOctober, 2014 to 11th November, 2014 and will reach Gorakhpur at 14.25 hrs next day.
Similarly, Train No 02533 Gorakhpur – Bandra (T) (weekly) Superfast Special train will depart from Gorakhpur at 07.00 hrs on every Sunday from 5thOctober, 2014 to 9th November, 2014 and will reach Bandra (T) at 17.35 hrs next day.
This train will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Bhawani Mandi, Ramganj Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura Jn.,Hathras City, Kasganj, Farukhabad, Kannauj, Kanpur Central, Luc, Gonda, Basti and Khalilabad station in both directions.
The train will comprise of AC 3-Tier, Second Class Sleeper and Second Class General coaches.
The booking for 02534 will open at all Passenger Reservation Centers from 22nd September, 2014.
PREMIUM SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN YESHWANTPUR & JAIPUR EXTENDED.
WR TO RUN 160 SERVICES OF 14 FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS